(From 2014 Vintage) This wine is fermented in 50% neutral American oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel tanks. The oak provides hints of vanilla and enhances the mouthfeel and the steel preserves the naturally vibrant fruit flavors inherent in this Chardonnay.
Buttery, apple like flavors with hints of honey, vanilla, and oak highlight this Chardonnay. Full-bodied with a lingering creamy finish allow this to pair well with oysters, chicken and veal.
V pale straw yellow; winery since 1883; nose of oak, honeycomb, toast; flavor we'll balanced, honey, crisp, effervescent; 13.5%; $12.99; B+
"Flavorful, notes of apple, toasty Graham, lingering/refreshing finish."
crisp, natural acidity, flavorful, notes of apple, toasty graham, lingering/refreshing finish.
Smooth. California but tastes like an old world.
For Richard when on sale at balducci's
Great smooth even acid vs fruit vs oak
BUY Nice creamy fruity 92 pts
Very nice Cardonnay buy again
Love the buttery texture!
Wine & Spirits(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08.